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Nick Scruton signs new Wakefield deal
6:43pm Wednesday 9th July 2014 in Sport
FORMER Leeds and Bradford prop Nick Scruton has signed a new two-year contract to remain at Wakefield until the end of 2016.
The 29-year-old joined the Wildcats from Bradford in March on a deal to the end of the season and is delighted to extend his stay after rediscovering his form.
"I'm really happy," said Scruton, whose wife Alice works in the commercial department of the Wakefield club.
"From the moment I got here I knew it was a club that I wanted to spend the next couple of years at as long as everything was going well on the field and everything has.
"I didn't think the move from Bradford would have affected my game as much as it did but those first few weeks I was garbage and some of the fans didn't hesitate in telling me.
"I've not had that for a long time so I'm just glad I'm starting to show people what I'm capable of and why Wakefield signed me."
Wakefield coach James Webster said: "It's great news that Nick has extended his stay here at the club.
"Nick has been tremendous for us both on and off the field, adds a lot of experience and is a very influential player for us in the middle of the park.
"He was somebody that I wanted to tie down as soon as possible and for a player of Nick's stature to commit to Wakefield is a fantastic boost for where we want to go."
Meanwhile, Sheffield Eagles have signed Kyle Briggs from Featherstone Rovers on a two-and-a-half year deal.
Briggs, 26, joined the Bulls from Featherstone in 2011. He also had a short loan spell with London Broncos before his Super League career was cruelly cut short by injury and he returned to Featherstone the following season.
Briggs is coming back to his best having lost most of the 2013 season to injury.